Source Pravda.Ru

Control at checkpoints at Russian border with Azerbaijan and Georgia are intensified

By his decision Lieutenant-General Nikolai Lisinsky, chief of the North Caucasian regional border department of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, introduced high alert service regime.

According to the information provided to RIA Novosti by Colonel Sergei Livantsov, chief of the press service of the Regional department, at the Chechen sector of the Russian-Georgian border as well as at other mountainous frontier posts redistribution of forces and means is going on, operations of mobile intelligence units are becoming more active through transferring of additional reserve units there.

Livantsov explained that it was done to deprive terrorists who had infiltrated Dagestan of a possibility to go abroad using secret passageways or into the territory of the adjacent Chechen republic.

He recalled that Saturday marked the 4th anniversary of the day when border guards landed in the Argun gorge and blocked movement of militants from Chechnya into Georgia and in the opposite direction.

The border guard detachment stationed in Argun and Sharoargun is the largest in the Frontier forces of the country and it securely protects the Chechen mountainous sector of the Russian-Georgian border of about 82 km long.

The colonel stressed that frontier forces were equipped with artillery units, all operations were carried out under protection of frontier aviation.